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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 12, pp 3148–3155 | Cite as

Electrochemical synthesis and characterization of a new soluble conducting polymer

  • Yasemin Arslan UdumEmail author
  • Yavuz Ergun
  • Yücel Sahin
  • Kadir Pekmez
  • Attila Yildiz
Article

Abstract

Electroactive poly(4-methyl carbazole-3-carboxylic acid) (PMCCA) film was formed on Pt electrode surface by oxidative electropolymerization of a new carbazole derivative. The structure of the soluble polymer was elucidated by nuclear magnetic resonance (1H and 13C NMR) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The average molecular weight has been determined by gel permeation chromatography (GPC) to be Mn = 51,000 for the electrochemically synthesized polymer. Characterizations of the resulting polymer were performed by cyclic voltammetry, dry conductivity measurement, scanning electron microscopy, and UV-vis spectroscopy. Spectroelectrochemical studies indicated that PMCCA films revealed a green color in the oxidized state and a high transmittance in the neutral state. The conductivities of PMCCA are in the range of 10−5–10−4 S cm−1.

Keywords

Carbazole Dope Polymer Cyclic Voltammetric Response High Applied Potential Spectroelectrochemical Study 
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Notes

Acknowledgement

The authors are grateful for the financial support from the Hacettepe University Scientific Research Unit (No. 03 G 081).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasemin Arslan Udum
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yavuz Ergun
    • 2
  • Yücel Sahin
    • 3
  • Kadir Pekmez
    • 4
  • Attila Yildiz
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Advanced Technologies, Institute of Science and TechnologyGazi UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Arts and Science Faculty, Department of ChemistryDokuz Eylül UniversityİzmirTurkey
  3. 3.Faculty of Science, Department of ChemistryAnadolu UniversityEskisehirTurkey
  4. 4.Faculty of Science, Department of ChemistryHacettepe UniversityBeytepeTurkey

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